John Marsden Writing Topic #83

List ten imaginative ways to reduce car accidents**

1. Wrap cars in bubble wrap

2. Velcro–either Velcro roads or Velcro crash barriers

3. Foam speed bumps

4. Roads made out of jelly or jelly tyres

5. Having a built-in forcefield as a car feature

6. Springs built under the car as a feature to avoid accidents (e.g. bounce over a car, pedestrian and/or hazard)

7. An alert system in the car to keep drivers awake (e.g. an alarm that yells at the driver)

8. Having wings on the car as a built-in emergency mechanism so the car will fly away from a potential accident

9. Buy a Transformer car

10. Make the car out of indestructible material



Some of the ways, specifically the velcro and jelly ways, were inspired by The Simpsons’ episode, Bye Bye Nerdie.


**Reference: Marsden, J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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